Curls are great for any occasion. They’re elegant enough for date night and professional enough for the workday. Many women love the way curls look in their hair, but they don’t know how to go about getting the perfect curls. Thankfully, all you need are the right tools and the right process. Once all the facts are in, you can achieve those perfect curls. Read on if you need a crash course in perfect curls.

Size Matters

Do you use the same curling wand size regardless of the type of curls you want? Well, that might be the problem. You see, it’s best to have different sized wands to create different curl sizes. For example, a 1 inch curling wand will create smaller, tighter curls. Incidentally, technique plays a role, too, which will be discussed in the Perfect the Process section. To be sure you have the right curling wand size for any occasion, pick up the Clique Curling Iron Set from iKONIC. It comes with various replaceable wand sizes.

Metal or Ceramic

Is your curling wand metal or ceramic? If you said metal, you might want to upgrade to ceramic. Metal curling wands just don’t get the job done as well, and they do more heat damage to your hair. Upgrading to a ceramic curling wand like iKONIC’s Clique Curling Set will help you maintain your hair’s health while getting the best results. That’s because the material from which it’s made, Tourmaline, allows heat to vent.

Heat Settings

Determining the right heat setting to get the perfect curls really depends on your hair type. Women with thin hair usually use a lower heat setting than women with thick hair. That’s because there is less hair to heat, and overheating can burn your hair. On the other hand, women with thick hair have a different challenge. Sometimes it can be hard to heat your hair enough. This is one of the parts of your curling process that you’ll have to figure out by trying different heat settings.

Pre-Curl Care

What you do to your hair before you curl it can be just as important as what you do while you curl it. For instance, it’s a good idea to use a heat protectant before using any styling tools. You could also use a curl enhancing solution and little bit of hair spray. Once you’ve added product, brush your hair so all the tangles are out and your hair is ready to meet the curling wand. Remember not to add too much product, or you could weigh down your curls.

Perfect the Process

Your curling process is going to be what determines your outcome. For that reason, you want to be sure you have a good process down. To begin, you should always section your hair. How big the sections are will be determined by your hair’s thickness and what type of curls you’re trying to achieve. For example, if you want a more beach wave look, you can use a small curling wand on larger sections of hair. For tight curls, you’ll want to use smaller sections. You also want to make sure you wrap the hair around the wand going away from your face. This make your curls more appealing. For this, practice makes perfect.

Finishing Touches

As you release your curls from the wand, there are a few things you want to ensure. For instance, some hair types have problems holding a curl, and by the time you’re done, your hair is already limp. To avoid this mishap, try bobby pinning each curl after you release it from the curling wand. That way your curls stay firm while you finish the rest of your head. You can even improve the longevity of your curls by gently releasing each curl instead of yanking the wand from your hair. Be delicate with your curls until you’re ready for the finishing touches. Lastly, give your hair a light spritz of hairspray. Let it dry a bit, and loosen curls by gently finger combing them so they look more natural.

Dos and Don’ts

As with any styling technique, there are things you should avoid. For example, never use any styling tool when your hair is wet. Applying high heat to wet hair will instantly burn it. That means your hair won’t be the same until it’s cut off and grows back. You make even singe off a chunk of hair, and no one wants that. Similarly, be sure that you don’t apply oils to your hair just prior to using a curling wand. Masks and oils should be applied on wet hair before it dries. Likewise, make sure any curl prepping products you use dry completely be you apply high heat.

You will become more comfortable with curling your hair once you practice the technique some. It may take you some time to identify what works best for your hair, like what heat setting to use and how large your curling section should be. However, once you finally get your technique down, you’ll be like a pro. That’s why it’s a good idea to practice on your hair even if you aren’t going anywhere. You can try out several different curl sizes and styles with the Clique Curling Iron Set from iKONIC. This tool is also great to use for practice because it’s so easy to use.

Bold and Beautiful

Have you always dreamed of bold, beautiful curls? Well, then today is your lucky day! Your perfect curls are waiting to be created. All you need are good tools and great technique. Of course, no one creates the perfect anything in just one day, so don’t get discouraged if your curls don’t come out perfect the first time. With some practice, you’ll be able to get bouncy, full curls in less than 10 minutes. If you find that hard to believe, why not try it out? You will most likely be surprised by how easy it can be to create the perfect curls.

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